Liberals Livid With Obama’s Debate Performance

Posted by on Oct 04, 2012 at 7:50 am
  • Comedian Bill Maher, who takes regular hard jabs at conservatives on his television show and who gave $1 million to a super PAC supporting Obama’s reelection, tweeted, “I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Obama looks like he DOES need a teleprompter” — a reference to Obama’s critics who say he relies too heavily on teleprompters.
  • Even some of the Democratic party’s best spin-meisters threw in the towel on this one. Jim Manley, a former longtime aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, tweeted, “What can I say? Romney lives to fight another day.” And this was the best Manley could muster in the way of positive news: Romney, he said, “did a masterful job of running away from his record, like doing a marathon in 2.5 hour type running. But he is still destined to fail.”
  • Democratic strategist and lobbyist Hilary Rosen also did not bother to try to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear of a night. She tweeted, “I guess tonight comes down to the fact-checkers because it was obvious Romney will say anything to get elected.”
  • Obama senior advisor David Plouffe tried to rally the troops with a chirpy, “We are very happy with the president’s performance.” Stu Rothenberg, one of the country’s leading election and campaign analysts, tweeted in reply, “Oh brother.”

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